The new “Lufthansa Companion App” allows travellers on the new A350-900 to select their on-board entertainment in advance from the comfort of their own home.
The A350-900 is the Lufthansa fleet’s state-of-the-art newcomer. This aircraft is considered the most advanced and most environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft in the world. The possibilities offered by the on-board entertainment system on the A350-900 are likewise leading edge. For the first time, passengers will have the option of making a selection from the on-board program from home before setting off and adding their favorite items to a playlist.
To do this, all passengers need to do is load the “Lufthansa Companion App” onto their own tablet or mobile phone. The on-board program is available up to six weeks in advance. Once on board, passengers then synchronize their personal favorite playlist with the screen in front of the seat, and there is also the option to use the own mobile device as a second screen. During the flight, passengers can then choose something to watch from their favorites list, and at the same time call up flight information, go on social media websites via FlyNet, do a little online shopping in the WorldShop, or find out a few things about the destination they are heading for. The app is available now and can be downloaded from Google Play Store – find it by entering “Lufthansa Companion App” in the search field. The app will also soon be available in the Apple iTunes Store.
Lufthansa’s entertainment program alone will be enough to stop passengers from getting bored. There is currently a choice of 100 movies, 200 TV programs, an extensive audio program with lots of CDs, playlists and audio books, games to play, and a children’s section with lots of different films and music to choose from, plus information from the world of Lufthansa. Current news and sports reports from live TV channels can also be accessed via the seat screen or via the free FlyNet portal.
The flight information on offer also gives passengers an opportunity to try out a digital travel experience in 3D. New interactive options make it possible to see the flight route in advance and to call up various different flight views.
The A350-900 also offers further improvements to comfort and convenience with larger screens for passengers in all classes. The user interface in the latest design provides passengers with a choice of ten different languages.
Lufthansa will be stationing the first ten Airbus A350-900 aircraft in Munich as of February 2017. The first destinations served will be Delhi and Boston. The aircraft can carry 293 passengers – 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class. The A350-900 is currently the world’s most advanced and most environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, produces 25 percent fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off than comparable types of aircraft.